This stained glass window, installed in 1887, depicts Saint Peter. The window was created by Tiroler Glasmalerei, a workshop based in Innsbruck, Austria that has been crafting stained glass windows and mosaics since 1861. Their work has been installed in over 4,000 churches and cathedrals worldwide.
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The Diocese of Jackson is committed to ensuring that children served by the church are not at risk of sexual abuse by the Church personnel. Diocesan policies and procedures currently in place seek to protect, enhance and, in some cases, restore the trust that our faith calls for between agents of the Church and the children and adolescents entrusted to our care. In accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People passed by the U.S. bishops in Dallas, the Diocese of Jackson wishes to encourage any victim of sexual abuse by a member of the Catholic Clergy to come forward and begin the healing process. We encourage any victim to contact Ms. Erika Rojas, Victims Assistance Coordinator at 601-326-3736
Español: Siguiendo los Estadutos para la Protección de los Niños y Jóvenes, aprobada por los obispos en Dallas, la Diócesis de Jackson desea motivar a cualquiera víctima de abuso sexual por parte de un miembro del clero Católico a que se lo comuniquen para que comenze el proceso de sanación.Cuando una alegación es considerada credible, se ofrecerá asesoramiento, para que el proceso de recuperación pueda comenzar de acuerdo con nuestra política diocesana actual. Motivamos a las víctimas a contactar a la Sra. Erika Rojas, Coordinadora Asistente de Víctimas al 601-326-3736. … Continue reading
By Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz, D.D.
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord, Jesus Christ be with you,” was proclaimed on the first Sunday of Advent in the second reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (1:3) We can say that this is St. Paul’s signature salutation when he wrote to each of the Christian … Continue reading
From the Archives
By Mary Woodward
This week we marked the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. In thinking about all the wars going on in the world today, this anniversary spurred me to check Bishop R.O. Gerow’s diary for what he wrote about the Pearl Harbor attack. …Continue reading
By Father David O'Connor
The beautiful town of Newcastle West, in Limerick County, where I live, will formally begin the season of Advent/Christmas with the lighting of its giant Christmas tree. The tree is erected in front of the 12th century Desmond Castle which stands at the end of the town square. The square is defined by the elegant homes, banks, and business establishments. The Market square features a monument that depicts life during the potato famine and a bronze statue of my school-mate, Michael Hartnett, the town’s iconic Gaelic poet. … Continue reading
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We take a visual tour of historic Mississippi churches. We find faith in a downtown Jackson coffee shop. There is more to St. Mary’s Basilica in Natchez than just amazing architecture. … View video
Saints biographical sketches, presented by the Liturgy Commission … Read more
BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
CYCLE A | ADVENT | 1ST WEEK OF ADVENT
By Bishop Robert Barron – December 3, 2023
Friends, we come to the First Sunday of Advent—the liturgical new year. I’ve said this before, but Advent is a time to get back to basics. Can I suggest we start with that familiar Advent hymn, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”? Until we get into the spiritual space opened up by that hymn, we are not understanding Advent—and more to it, we are not understanding Christianity. We are beggars asking Emmanuel—“God with us”—to come and “ransom captive Israel.” You’re in chains; you’re held captive. What can you do to save yourself? Nothing—except to cry out, “Come, come, someone, save me!”
Ronald Rolheiser, a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a community-builder, lecturer, and writer. His books are popular throughout the English-speaking world and have now been translated into many languages. His weekly column is carried by more than 80 newspapers worldwide. Prior to this present position, he taught theology and philosophy at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, for 16 years, served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province for six years, and served on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome for six years. He has been at Oblate School of Theology since 2005. … Father Ron's column
“FATHER, . . . this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” “God our Savior desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” than the name of Jesus.
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